Ciapinabò o “Topinambur” di Carignano

Although originating in the southern United States, Ciapinabò has been cultivated in Piedmont for centuries.
Today, it represents an alternative crop of considerable interest. The tuber is used in various fields, from dietetics to pharmaceuticals, from bioethanol production to soil fertilisation and, of course, in many culinary preparations.
In Piedmont, it is traditionally eaten raw with Bagna caôda.